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U.S. women’s soccer star’s contribution to Kennedy High

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A star athlete helping the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team chase its World Cup dreams in France, has also been helping to make a difference in a college readiness program at Kennedy High in...
Salesian’s Angel Jackson rises to occasion

Salesian’s Angel Jackson rises to occasion

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Yet again, Angel Jackson scores a commanding double-double. And so her proud coach, Steve Pezzola, reaches out to his occasional “texting buddy” – Jackson’s mother. “And her mom would say, ‘She missed two free throws,’”...
Local elementary schools find success on basketball court

New league a swish for local elementary schools

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In the end, the final score -- 24-17 -- failed to fully capture the championship game’s drama and importance. The Coronado Elementary Cougars, who were the defending league champs, had, in fact, found itself trailing...
Kennedy High hosts 1st Invitational Special Education Track Meet

Kennedy High hosts 1st Invitational Special Education Track Meet

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It may have flown by as quick as 100-meter dash. But it was such a good experience, it's coming back next year. Last Friday, Kennedy High and El Cerrito High jointly held the 1st Invitational...
Richmond adult softball league promotes health and community

Richmond adult softball league promotes health and community

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By Mike Kinney Whether your goal is to spend time with friends, exercise or revisit old glory days, Nicholl Park’s softball fields have dozens of Richmond residents covered this summer. We recently stopped by the Adult...
Planet Fitness invites high school students to work out for free this summer

Teens can work out for free all summer at Planet Fitness

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Teens ages 15 to 18 can work out for free all summer at Planet Fitness from May 15 through Sept. 1. The offer is open to teens at any of more than 1,700 Planet Fitness...
San Pablo Baseball Association opening day parade set for April 6

San Pablo Baseball Association opening day parade set for April 6

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If this particularly rainy weather ever lets up this year, there's a chance we'll be able to catch a local youth baseball parade. The San Pablo Baseball Association is set to hold the 62nd Annual...
James Akinjo named Big East Freshman of the Year

James Akinjo named Big East Freshman of the Year

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James Akinjo, a Salesian College Prep alum raised in North Richmond and Oakland, has been named the Big East Freshman of the Year after a standout first season with the Georgetown Hoyas. The guard was...

Opening Day rainout not dampening ball players’ spirits

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By Rafael Lima Dozens of youth ball players, their families and fans showed up ready to participate in an opening day parade in Richmond on Saturday, marking the start of the baseball and softball seasons,...
Richmond Little League Opening Day Parade set for Saturday

Richmond Little League opening parade set for Saturday

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It’s time to hear those two glorious words again, “Play ball!” Richmond Little League Baseball & Girls Softball is set to hold its opening day parade ushering in the new season this Saturday, March 9. The...

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Richmond police investigate homicide on Pullman Avenue

Richmond police investigate fatal shooting on Pullman Avenue

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Richmond police detectives are investigating a homicide after three people were shot, one fatally, in the 3100 block of Pullman Avenue on Saturday, May...

ROP grads prep for bright futures in fuels and petrochemicals industries

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By Mike Aldax Rumil Mitchell signed up for the Regional Occupational Program (ROP) because he wanted a change in his life and career trajectory. Eighteen...
Richmond's e-bikeshare program launches membership pricing, eyes new hubs

Richmond e-bikeshare program unveils membership pricing, eyes new hubs

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Richmond is rolling out a new membership pricing model for its recently relaunched electric bikeshare service and is also surveying residents on possible locations...